Galleria Il Centro, Naples Acquired from the above by the present owner
Naples, Galleria Il Centro, Mimmo Rotella, 1972 Milan, Studio Bellini, Opere Recenti di Rotella, 1972
Germano Celant, Ed. Mimmo Rotella Catalogo Ragionato, Volume Primo 1944-1961 Tomo II, Milan 2016, p. 617, no.038, illustrated in colour
“At this point, Rotella’s focus shifted again, this time to places of visual transit: the city walls, which provided him with the when and how of an up-to-the-minute, contemporary form of aesthetic communication. This was a revelation that slowly dawned on Rotella, who was aware that poster advertising and advertising in general, with their constant, reiterated messages, were opening up a new perspective."
The colour in the printed catalogue is fairly accurate.
This work is in very good and original condition. There are some short tears and evidence of wear to the extreme outer edges and corner tips, which is in keeping with the work's ageing process. All other surface irregularities, tears and creases are in keeping with the artist's working process and choice of media. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."